Whispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 12/02/15


Book Two in the Fraterfamilias series, Confraternitas, is out. It’s by Judith Doloughan and our very own Paula R. Stiles. And try our latest antho, Jazz Age Cthulhu. Don’t forget to pick up a copy of Demonstra, Nickronomicon, and Sword and Mythos, all from Innsmouth Free Press, while you’re at it.

This week, we have more news and spoilers about Doctor Who, sci-fi series and Supernatural. You can access previous spoilers columns here.


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Doctor Who (Saturday nights, 9pm, BBC America)
By Heather S. Vina

The preview for next week’s episode “Hell Bent” is up on YouTube. And here’s the BBC America version.

BBC has up the script for the episode, “Face the Raven,” on their website.

There’s a new synopsis and new promotional photos up for the Christmas special. Steven Moffatt also told Radio Times where in River’s timeline this episode takes place. “It doesn’t really matter, but for those who care it’s immediately after ‘The Angels Take Manhattan’ (2012). River’s just seen Matt Smith’s Doctor lose Amy and Rory, and obviously before ‘The Name of the Doctor’ (2013) because she’s dead in that.”

Here’s the synopsis for the Christmas special:

It’s Christmas Day on a remote human colony and the Doctor is hiding from Christmas Carols and Comedy Antlers. But when a crashed spaceship calls upon the Doctor for help, he finds himself recruited into River Song’s squad and hurled into a fast and frantic chase across the galaxy. King Hydroflax is furious, and his giant Robot bodyguard is out of control and coming for them all! Will Nardole survive? And when will River Song work out who the Doctor is?

All will be revealed on a starliner full of galactic super-villains and a destination the Doctor has been avoiding for a very long time.

The official ratings came out for “Sleep No More.” The show had an official rating of 5.61 million viewers. It was the 14th-most-watched show on BBC Television and 4th overall on Saturday.

The Audience Appreciation Index score came out for “Face The Raven” and the episode received an 84, bouncing back from the previous week’s low of 78. The over night ratings came out and the show received 4.42 million viewers.


Sci-fi Spoilerpalooza
By Heather S. Vina

The Bleeding Cool website is reporting that there may be a crossover between shows The Flash and Supergirl. Which would be interesting, considering they air on two different networks.

Speaking of crossovers, EW has up the latest promotional photos for the Arrow/Flash/Legends of Tomorrow mashup.

The CW is moving vampire shows The Vampire Diaries and The Originals to Friday night in the new year. Never a very good sign.

Agent Carter: Spoiler TV has up the latest promo for the show.

Arrow: David Ramsey has some theories on who could be in the grave in the flash forward. The show has cast actor Tom Amandes as the villain, “The Calculator” (real name Noah Kuttler).

Childhood’s End: TV Line has up some video interviews with the cast.

The Flash: The actors discussed with TV Line the arrival of Wally West, Barry and Patty’s romance, and the Christmas episode.

Game of Thrones: Did HBO’s promotional poster reveal that Jon Snow is alive?

iZombie: The show has received an order for six addition episodes.

Jessica Jones: The Hollywood Reporter has up a two-part interview with showrunner Melissa Rosenberg. First part can be found here, second part here.

Legends of Tomorrow: According to Bleeding Cool website, the character of John Constantine (Matt Ryan) might be on tap for the season two cast. If there is a season two. A welcome addition, in my opinion! The CW announced that the show will premiere January 21.

The Leftovers: Series co-creator Damon Lindelof has an interview up with TV Line about last week’s strange episode.

Luke Cage: Actress Sonia Braga has been cast as Claire Temple’s mother, Soledad Temple.

Once Upon A Time: EW interviewed Colin O’Donoghue about Hook’s dark turn. According to IMDB, young Hook has been cast with actor Oliver Bell. TV Line has up the promotional photos for the episode, “Broken Heart.” Spoiler TV has up the synopsis for the episode.

Sleepy Hollow: TV Line has some hints on who could have been watching Abbie.

Supergirl: The show is reportedly casting young Superman, AKA Clark Kent. He will be around thirteen years old and in “flashbacks.” Which makes no sense if you have seen the pilot, but that’s the report from TV Line. Actress Jenna Dewan Tatum has an interview up with the Hollywood Reporter about her character, Lucy Lane.

Teen Wolf: TV Line has up the latest trailer for the show.

The Walking Dead: Well, it’s been finally revealed: Glenn is alive. Steven Yeun told EW he was relieved the news was out. EW has a wrap-up of showrunner Scott M. Gimple’s appearance on The Talking Dead, speaking about the controversy surrounding that scene and the deliberate uncertainty of Glenn’s fate. The Hollywood Reporter has some theories on who might die in the season finale. Lauren Cohan shared with EW her best day on set.

Over at EW’s latest Spoiler Room has spoilers on shows The Flash, Once Upon a Time, Supergirl, The Originals, and Arrow.

At TV Line, the latest Matt’s Inside Line has spoilers on shows 12 Monkeys, Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Once Upon a Time, and Gotham.


Supernatural (Tuesday nights, 9pm, CW)
By Paula R. Stiles

The show returns tonight with “Just My Imagination” (11.08). You can find the promo, Canadian promo, a sneak peek, the official synopsis, and official photos. There are also interviews with Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki here and here.

The episode will start (and end) five minutes late this week. The midseason finale is next week.

Titles so far are “Out of the Darkness, Into the Fire” (11.01), “Form and Void” (11.02), “The Bad Seed” (11.03), “Baby” (11.04), “Thin Lizzie” (11.05), “Our Little World” (11.06), “Plush” (11.07), “Just My Imagination” (11.08), “O Brother Where Are Thou?” (11.09), “The Devil in the Details” (11.10), “The Sound of Silence” (11.11), and “Don’t You Forget About Me” (11.12).

It’s December, which means it’s time for terrifying Christmas photos from the cast.

No same-night ratings this week, since last week was Thanksgiving and there was no new episode.

In DVR+7 ratings, the show rose for 11.06 from 0.7 in A18-49 and 1.702 million same-day and to 1.3 and 2.767 million in Live+7.


We’ll be back next week with more news, spoilers and blatantly unabashed self-promotion. Stay tuned and check out our reviews of Game of Thrones, Doctor Who, Torchwood, The Event, Once Upon a Time, Grimm and Supernatural.


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